Chaosmage : Age of Darkness

  • by Stephen Aryan
  • Narrated by Matt Addis
  • Series: Age of Darkness
  • 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Voechenka is a city under siege. Decimated by the Battlemage War, its restless dead attack every night, begging the living to join them beyond the grave.
Three survivors will fight to save the city. Tammy, whose investigation could rescue Voechenka from its grisly fate. Zannah, who must pay penance for her war crimes. And Balfruss: scholar, traveller and battlemage.

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What the Critics Say

"Epic fantasy for readers who appreciate extra helpings of carnage with their backstabbing." (Publishers Weekly on Battlemage)
"Aryan's battle scenes are visceral masterpieces that transport the reader deep into the melee." (Taran Matharu, author of the Summoner novels)
"A vivid and rousing adventure with the kind of magic that punches you right in the face." (Jen Williams on Battlemage)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Fantasy violence and magic. Good stuff.

Would you consider the audio edition of Chaosmage to be better than the print version?

I've not read the print version but I'm a huge fan of Matt Addis as a narrator, he adds a lot to the story so I can't see the print version being better.


What other book might you compare Chaosmage to, and why?

If you've read Battlemage and Bloodmage, this is closer to Battlemage, especially in terms of fighting, magic and violence. If you've not read books 1 and 2, fans of Brandon Sanderson probably will not be left too disappointed for story line and complexity of characters.


Which character – as performed by Matt Addis – was your favourite?

He has such a broad range, giving each race a particular accent. I think he suits a wide range and his female voice is pretty good (not that silly weak voice so many male narrators go with). To answer the question though, I've enjoyed his interpretation of Vargus throughout.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It's not really that sort of story.....


Any additional comments?

A good third book in the series. I liked it better than Bloodmage.

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- Skeggman

Conclusion, but not quite

The Age of Darkness comes to an end with this book and it is an exciting, it violent, conclusion. However, it is clear that there is plenty of room for the next age to start - hence the new novel coming out soon.

My biggest criticism is that too many of the individual stories are inconclusive. I had expected that by the end of the trilogy that I would know what happened to some of those characters who had been introduced but unfortunately this was not the case. Perhaps this says more about my liking for tying up of lose ends rather than the novel itself.
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- Angela

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-10-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK